About 20 states and the District of Columbia have legalized some form of medical or recreational marijuana, but regulations are different for federal employees and contractors.
Budget experts say it's only prudent for federal contractors to start preparing now for a possible government shutdown on Oct. 1.
The House passed a "minibus" of 2018 spending bills before leaving town for a month-long recess. Budget experts say the possibility of sequestration isn't the only reason why the minibus has little chance of survival.
Congress is considering several reform bills, and agencies are supposed to be complying with the Trump administration's create-one, kill-two order. Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, provides an update for Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Former deputy undersecretary of Defense Bill Greenwalt will serve as the Professional Services Council's new senior advisor for research and development, the group announced Wednesday.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the resolution is part of a package, signed by President Donald Trump, to "roll back job killing rules."
The process might not be pretty, but budget experts predict civilian agencies won't face $18 billion in spending cuts during the last five months of fiscal 2017. The President submitted a budget amendment for 2017 last week, which proposed major boosts to defense and homeland security spending and civilian agency offsets.
Upcoming budget cycles in 2017 and 2018 will be unlike any other for agencies and contractors, some budget experts say. They predict the Trump administration will try to "change the rules" to overcome debates among members of Congress and cabinet leaders who can't agree on the future of the defense and domestic spending caps.
A group of defense organizations are crying foul over a new rule that cracks down on how companies can portray research funds given to them by the the Pentagon.
President-elect Donald Trump's suggested hiring freeze on the federal workforce could have major implications for federal contractors. With possible plans to cut the size of the federal workforce through attrition and retirements, some contractors say industry may have to shoulder more of the workload, since the capability requirements won't change even as government shrinks.
Final guidance for the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order includes a phase-in schedule for contractors, as well as an opportunity for pre-assessment from the Labor Department.
Lawmakers are offering the Modernizing Obsolete and Vulnerable Enterprise IT (MOVE-IT) Act as an alternative to the White House’s $3.1 billion IT Modernization Fund proposal to help agencies update technology networks and applications.
Tucked into the National Defense Authorization bill for 2017 were two provisions that would change contract protests and not in a way favorable industry. The Professional Services Council had asked House Armed Services Committee leaders to drop them. PSC Executive Vice President Alan Chvotkin joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what's in the bill.
The Homeland Security Department's procurement workforce could be getting a lesson in good housekeeping following a dismal report card last year.